Vinegar Making

VINEGAR MAKING Acetic acid

Vinegar Legally means acetic acid product made from apples ( like wine is from grapes) To be legal, vinegars in US must  contain a minimum of 4% of acetic acid

Different countries Different countries

-different starting different starting materials materials

Continental Europe -grape wines

Great Britain – malt

Hawaii and Far East – pineapple pineapple

USA -apple

IMITATION VINEGAR IMITATION VINEGAR

In late 1800s chemist learned how to In late 1800s chemist learned how to make acetic acid make acetic acid Manufacturers added water to reduce Manufacturers added water to reduce strength to 5%, colored it and sold is as a strength to 5%, colored it and sold is as a vinegar vinegar Imitation vinegar is still manufactured and Imitation vinegar is still manufactured and by law the label must state that is diluted by law the label must state that is diluted acetic acid acetic acid

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